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Michael Ray Charles (American, b.1967)
LOT ID: 87889
You Only Live Once, 1985

Screenprint, in colors
46 х 31 in. (116.84 x 78.74 cm.)
Signed, and numbered under image, recto side.
Print/Casting Year 1985
Edition Trial Proof, aside from edition of 90.
Foundry/Publisher Tony Shafrazi Gallery, NYC; Heinrici, prntr.
Lot description
Michael Ray Charles investigates racial stereotypes drawn from a history of American advertising, product packaging, billboards, marketing jingles, and commercials. The deconstruction of this historical racial stereotype has evolved under his watch. Charles pushes the limits of content and has often been at the center of controversy. In a 1999 ARTnews article, Charles once explained, "Every time I have a show there are some black folks complaining."
You Only Live Once by Michael Ray Charles
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